Contractual age. All applicants must be of legal contractual age as defined by the state of Colorado (18 years). We encourage those younger than 18 years of age to collaborate with an eligible artist or organization in order to apply. Contact the Office of Arts and Culture to learn more.
City of Boulder Conflict of Interest policy. City employees are not eligible to receive grant funding.
Good standing. Applicants must be in good standing with the Boulder Arts Commission having met agreed-upon deadlines for any previous Boulder Arts Commission-sponsored project, and/or can demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with Boulder Arts Commission requests regarding previous projects.
Compliance with law and policy. All applicants, organizations, and the content of all projects must comply with the ordinances and policies of the City of Boulder.
Service area. The product (performance, piece of art, etc.) funded in whole or in part by the Boulder Arts Commission must be provided for and accessible to the Boulder community. Any product that receives other funding may be held in another municipality or area, provided that at least one performance is provided within Boulder Valley, as defined in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, and is for the direct benefit of the Boulder community. As a shorthand, office staff use addresses with the zip code starting with 803— to determine if it is in the acceptable area.
Civil Rights Act compliance. All applicants must comply with Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, physical or mental handicap, sex or religion, be excluded.
Exclusions. Funds will not be provided for: projects that have occurred before the grant funding decisions have been made, the purchase of alcohol or marijuana, debt reduction, creating or building endowments, political activity, programming that promotes a single religion over others, re-granting of the funds, or for capital construction or acquisition of real estate unless exceptionally approved by the Boulder Arts Commission with a showing of a significant public purpose.